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  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • Once again, facts that I knew but have chosen to forget or ignore. A swift kick and a poignant reminder!
  • Love this mind set!
  • I'm making small changes gradually over time. I believe every positive change counts no matter how small it is.
  • It's an interesting concept. Many of those things I do. However shopping locally here in Tucson is hard. There is very little that grows well in the desert. It is too hot and to sunny for just about everything that my doctor will allow me to eat. The natives lived on corn, mesquite beans and cactus juice for a reason.
  • Supergood article! Thank you so much! I will spread the word.
  • Really appreciate that you included kindness to animals in your article. Thank you! Even those folks who still eat meat and dairy can do so less often and make choices to support more kind, sustainable ways of doing so.
  • This not only applies to the fast food and junk food industries but the meat, dairy and egg industries as well. Billions of animals suffer so that humans can have pleasure eating their flesh, breast milk and menstruation. Every time you buy an animal product you are paying for someone to rape, murder, and abuse another being. If you feel defensive reading this it's because you know it's true and you feel bad about it. Don't feel hatred towards me, instead make the change to stop the abuse. I'm sure this comment will end up reported and deleted but hopefully before that happens it can change the way one person thinks about how their food choices destroy the lives of other living, breathing, loving beings that feel pain just like we do.
  • Thanks for this article. I've been on spark people for many years and haven't seen many pieces like this that link food to politics in the way this one does. More of this!
  • I know for a fact that organic freggies are high as well as fresh produce. The Gov has taxed us enough. I DO NOT think that what we choose to eat is there business. Period. W live in the Free world and we have choices. It is true we need to educate our families etc. I have some challenges with my health. I eat now healthier. But I am no way perfect. Some people know some foods are harmful and eat them any way. It is a mindset thing, a desired to get healthy etc. Some people are just set in there ways and end up suffering from their choices they make with food. Then are other factors like emotional eating etc. etc. consequences. I think a Mayor or Governor in one of the states tried to put a tax in sodas and he failed and was not mayor any more. Lesson stay out of folks plates
  • Cheetos regular price is $3.00-$3.19. I bought a bag of ORGANIC apples at Aldi for $3.99, and the non-organic apples were at least $1 less.
  • ETHELMERZ
    It has been proven time and time again, that organic foods are not nutritionally "better" than other produce you buy, especially if you are an average person and not the yuppies that go to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. And, no one ever mentions the fact that fresh produce just does not taste that good, PERIOD, and that is why we have years of nagging behind us, just admit that, for once. We eat a lot of produce because we have to, pure and simple, not because it tastes great, frankly, it's boring, I don't care what silly herbs or sauce you put on it.
  • I agreed with a comment below that this is the best article I've ever read on Spark and I've been around a long time. I'm pleased at all the positive comments too although I have to disagree with the "anti-bottled water" post.

    Not everyone has access to a source of "pure" water during the day. I don't want to drink from the public water fountains that we have either at work or in other locations I visit during the day. Some are actually quite nasty.

    I always bring my bottle of filtered tap water from home to start with, but keep bottled water as a back-up for when that runs out.

    I always recycle and it's certainly better than a plastic bottle of soda or juice or an energy drink.
  • Excellent article! The decisions are ours to make. Yep. A bag of apples may cost more than a bag of chips, but I bet that bag of apples lasts longer and makes more 'snacks' than those chips do! Everyone here is conscious of their health to some degree. Kudos to Coach Nicole for reminding us so succinctly how many times a day we have to make the healthier choice!

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